Why It Matters
The cost of health care in the United States continues to escalate, driven by rising prices of prescription drugs and an over-reliance on costly health care settings. UnitedHealth Group is addressing affordability challenges by deploying tools and proven capabilities that can deliver the greatest value to people and the broader health care system.
Transforming Pharmacy Care Services.
Our pharmacy care services business, OptumRx, goes beyond the prescription to provide care for the people we serve, using data and technology to synchronize pharmacy and medical benefits and empower physicians to make more informed decisions. This approach leads to improved health and a simpler more personalized customer experience, as well as lower total costs.
How We’re Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
Prescription drug prices have grown 33% since 2014, faster than any other medical service. We are reducing drug costs for consumers and the health system with actionable policies and point-of-care tools.
The Right Care In The Right Place At The Right Time.
We strive to provide those we serve with a convenient and cost-effective care experience, meeting them at the right place at the right time, whether that’s at home, virtually, at a local physician’s office, in a surgery center, or at a hospital.